Our Self-Revealing God

Zophar the Naamathite had grown tired of Job’s complaints and broke his silence by saying, “Can thou by searching find out God?”  Since the beginning of time man has been in search of God and all we came up with is pitiful reflections of ourselves.  We came up with gods filled with petty jealousies, short tempers and hunger for appeasement.  None of which were what God is really like.  All the truth we knew about God was what He chose to tell us about Himself.  He is a self revealing being, who in His own time chooses to give us glimpses.  Until Jesus came glimpses were all we had.   We were looking through a glass darkly.  Then Bethlehem happened.  It was so revolutionary angels sang to announce the wonder.  God came to us.  He walked with us, ate with us, slept with us and told us the truth about Himself.  He is a loving Father who is anxious to give us good gifts.

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, … Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person …”  Hebrews 1.   “If you have seen me you have seen the Father.”  John 14.

This is totally awesome. If you want to know what God is like study the life of Jesus.  Does God get angry?  Apparently so.  More than once Jesus grew angry,  but only when He saw the powerful taking advantage of the weak.  Power is given to us for service.  Never is it to be used to harm someone.  We will never find God by searching for Him.  But we will see Him if we only ask.

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 14, 2010

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